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Patz suspect was charming to adults, but girl feared him

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  “I was scared of him,” she remembered. She recalled the man’s big German shepherd, and that the man had a bushy beard and mustache, and that he was “very dirty.” “He had long fingernails that were black — kids remember that,” she said. He also wore a multicolored Mexican blanket like read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of May 3, 2012

‘Happy May Day’ Envelopes of apparently harmless white powder with threatening notes arrived in the mail on Mon., April 30, at seven Manhattan locations, including 100 Gold St. where Mayor Bloomberg’s mail is processed before it gets to City Hall, police said. Some of the notes, addressed to various banks, read, “This is a reminder read more here »

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Cooper students, alumni tout ways to avoid tuition

[media-credit name="Photos by Ellen Moynihan " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Because their ladder was too short, police had to get a cherry picker to remove Jesse Kreuzer, a Cooper Union graduate student, from atop the Peter Cooper monument on the afternoon of Thurs., April 26. Kreuzer was protesting Cooper Union’s announced intention to charge tuition for graduate read more here »

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UNION SQUARE:  High tech and capital connect in ‘Digital District’

BY HILARY POTKEWITZ  |  Tech firms have been mushrooming around Union Square for more than a year, but don’t call it Silicon Alley. It upsets the natives. “It’s a terrible term,” said Fred Wilson, head of the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures and a pioneer who brought his company to the neighborhood in 2003. read more here »

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UNION SQUARE:  An education hotbed is being cultivated and growing

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] At last month’s press conference announcing the new Academy for Software Engineering, second from left, Seung Yu, AFSE’s principal, along with, from left, Scott Schwaiteberg, an AFSE co-founder and advisory board member; Yvonne Williams, a program analyst at AFSE; and N.Y.U. computer science professor Evan Korth, a read more here »

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UNION SQUARE:  Color their world with fun and games for the summer

[media-credit name="Photo courtesy Union Square Partnership " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit]Aties in the early afternoon, the programming also includes morning yoga and cardio for all ages and abilities. Summer in the Square events are held every Thursday from mid-June through mid-August in the south plaza.

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UNION SQUARE:  Wall-to-wall protest place

[media-credit name="Photo by Lincoln Anderson " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]Union Square is renowned as a site for protest and free speech, a tradition Occupy Wall Street protesters are doing their best to uphold. Late Sunday afternoon, a “banner drop” on Union Square West — accompanied by cheers from occupiers in the park below — urged people to read more here »

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UNION SQUARE:  A happening area for hotels and new residential projects

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Getting a room at the W Union Square is about as hard as snagging a seat on a bench in crowded Union Square Park at lunchtime. But there should be some more room at the inns soon in the booming area thanks to a pair of new hotels coming online. The read more here »

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UNION SQUARE: A sense of security

[media-credit id=1 align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]In addition to providing services that supplement garbage pickups by the city’s Department of Sanitation, the Union Square Partnership BID also has its own team of security officers. This Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is not one of them. – Photo by Milo Hess

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AIDS housing provider wins $1.1 million grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tues., May 1, officially presented a $1.1 million grant to Bailey-Holt House, the residence for people with AIDS at 180 Christopher St., for its Project FIRST program. With representatives for Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Congressmembers Jerold Nadler and Charlie Rangel in attendance, Vincent Hom, HUD read more here »

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